Acute compression of the heart, caused by filling of the pericardial sac with fluid or blood.
The acute compression of the heart by fluid in the pericardial sac, preventing adequate filling and resulting in hypotension, a fall in cardiac output and possibly shock. If a pacing lead perforates the myocardium during pacemaker implantation, cardiac tamponade is a potential and serious complication.
compression of the heart due to excessive fluid or blood in the pericardial sac; could result in cardiac failure
Compression of the heart due to collection of blood in the sac enclosing the heart (pericardium). Usually caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the heart muscle or by a penetrating wound. This is a life-threatening emergency requiring immediate medical treatment.
A compression of the heart due to fluid accumulation in the pericardial cavity.
mechanical compression of the heart resulting from large amounts of fluid collecting in the pericardial space and limiting the heart's normal range of motion
A life-threatening situation in which there is such a large amount of fluid (usually blood) inside the pericardial sac around the heart that it interferes with the performance of the heart. The end result, if untreated, is low blood pressure, shock and death. The excess fluid in the pericardial sac acts to compress and constrict the heart. The word "tamponade" is direct from the French. The French verb "tamponner" means to plug up and, also, to smash into. Here the outpouring of fluid within the pericardial sac is, so to speak, smashing into the heart. Cardiac tamponade can be due to excessive pericardial fluid, a wound to the heart, or rupture of the heart. Also called pericardial tamponade.
a compression of the heart usually produced by accumulation of blood in the pericardial sac, resulting from the rupture of vessels in the wall of the heart.
Cardiac tamponade, also known as pericardial tamponade, is a medical emergency condition where liquid accumulates in the pericardium in a relatively short time. The elevated pericardial pressure prevents proper filling of heart cavities. Instead of reducing the filling of both ventricles equally, the septum of the heart will bend into either the left or right ventricle.